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and for the followers? >> well, i think he has to reaffirm, believing in god and following his path is worth giving your life to. reaffirm the religious message and secondly, tell people the love of christ is not limited to believers, we have to go out and bring the love to the world and takes form in the acts of charity and preaching the faith and being a missionary. >> at this point the church is hoping to bring in more people from around the world with this mission of love and hope and charity. this cardinal, now pope, will be charged with doing just that. it begins right here in st. peter's square with the rain on. >> the rain is not going to dampen the emotions tonight. i think we're going to see a pope that people will immediately embrace and the message he gives will be important and i think a message of faith and as you say, you have to expand the circle of god's love and the
world. >> the bells began to ring at 1908 tonight. 8 minutes after 7, and within three or four minutes we were able to look down from the balcony where we stand and people were coming every street was filling. people running with rain coats on, some without. some carrying children, cars honking and filling the entire area around vatican city. people were coming out of their homes in rome to run to this place, to witness this moment. >> yes, i was looking out from the hotel where i'm staying and windows are open, people looking out and they want to hear the bells. yeah, this is one of those rare events in human history, the providence of god has given us a new pope and the greeting from the loggia. >> and do we know where pope emeritus is? >> he's out at the castle gandolfo at papal summer residence and he's watching on
tv, and cold tthe conclave on television. >> never has the pope witnessed the electing after pope astounding. >> we live in unusual times, but unusual blessings i think are coming to us. >> yes, the former pope, pope benedict xvi, he already said that he pledges his loyalty and reverence to the new pope. he's sort of first in line to instruct how to greet our new pope. >> you may hear viva il papa, long live the pope. the thousands upon thousands who don't yet know who the pope is hoping for long life. and one thing, a youthful man, they're trying to attract young people, the young people are the heart and soul and vibrance of the church and hoping to bring in more young people. a younger man was the thought. last time among a bunch of people and this time.
the balcony. it's true, the youth of the world are the future of the church. that's what we're looking to inspire. >> shepard: it's 3:00 on the east coast, noon on the west coast, 8:00 p.m. in rome and vatican city. i'm shepard smith and this is fox news continuing coverage of the next pope. $1.2 billion catholics around the world, so many of them watching a tv set on continent after continent waiting for word to spread we have a pope. the announcement 53 minutes ago. the guidance from the holy sea was the process would take about 45 minutes. for those just joining us, there was a time for prayer, greetings, choirs of song and
bands played and people have arrived and now are waiting for that moment when we learn who of the 115 that went into the sistine chapel as a cardinal will come out as the leader of the faithful. jerry murray is with us from holy family church in manhattan and here with us watching. amy kellogg called it a period of great suspense. that has ended but the suspense has not. >> the cardinals are she'll smin the vatican. when they come out, we'll share that joy. you can hear the sirens and cars. rome is going to go crazy. >> shepard: one thing i've learned in my limited time in covering the inauguration of pope, sirens are ubiquitous. it's possible it's out of celebration but they're always here, morning, noon and night.
i love rome but those noises are beyond annoying. >> i lived here four years in the '90s and you have to get used to that. >> shepard: to look out and see so many flags from europe and around the world, it's not as if the city was teeming with tourists. it's my understanding people have streamed in to witness this moment. >> that's right. it's very natural at this time because we have preparatory meetings so people were ready. i've met people here just making a regular pilgrimage and students just here by coincidence but everybody's in the square now. >> shepard: the biggest difference between this time and the last time is there was no period of mourning. no one has died. on top of that, the last time
people of poland descended upon this place. they slept bit thousands in the streeted. it was inspiring, the reverence, the calm, the respect. this has been a completely different scene building towards something that -- no one had ever experienced. >> it was very unexpected that the pope would resign. i don't think people had in mind a conclave coming up so soon, but people are coming into the city and it's going to be interesting. when we find out how it is, then we'll see a lot of pilgrims will try to get here for the first inaugural mass -- the inaugural mass. if it's an italian, this nation will be very happy. >> shepard: it's our understanding that this will happen on sunday. but it's possible that it could be the tuesday after. they'll let us know. >> tuesday is st. joseph day,
the patron of italy and revered saint? the italian church. >> shepard: father, stay with us, waiting for the big moment, we have a new pope. , it's exciting. >> megyn: on the fifth vote they managed to come up with the 77 votes required to find the new pope. we don't know what the final number is but john moody says it may leak out in the days and weeks to come. they have a two-thirds agreement among the cardinals eligible to vote. tom has been watching these events with us. tom, the procession outside of the about basilica has ended. the music has stopped and the guards have stopped and now we wait. what do you imagine's happening inside? >> i imagine they're getting everybody ready to announce the
new vicar of christ to the world. i rode a new book and little did this young man years ago know he would become not only a priest but pope. what an extraordinary plan god had for his life. god has an extraordinary plan for all our lives. each one of us has a certain role to play in this thing we call life. here in a few moments we're going to see the new vicar of christ coming out as a shepherd of the faithful. >> megyn: we're keeping an eye on the balcony. we don't see any action but occasionally you hear the crowd cheer. we're not privy to all they're cheering about but so far, nothing. additional lights went on we're told. perhaps they're lighting the balcony. moments ago we did see some large screens in the crowd, so we believe they're helping the crowd get a better look at the balcony. they appear to be getting ready
>> we continue to watch and wait and john moody, one of the first things the new pope will tell us is the name he's chosen to go by. the significance of that? >> very significant. pope john paul ii -- i, took the name of his two predecessors, he wanted to continue their policies. john paul ii with characteristic modesty took the same name to say i'm no different than what john paul i would have done. that turned out not to be the
case. he put on a rock star show. pope benedict when he took his name was doing it in honor of pope benedict xv whose mission was to reunion -- reuni-fi. >> it tells us a lot. the name they've chosen for themselves, they're trying to telegraph what type of leader they'll be to. >> to catholics worldwide and the other cardinals. >> megyn: we're told after the protodeacon announces the pope, the new pope we're told will likely give greetings in several languages then speak in his native language or perhaps in italian. john and i talked about how john paul ii struggled with his
italian but it only made the crowd love him more and he said, if i make a mistake, you will correct me. everyone loved him. we'll see what the pope's native language is and whether he chooses to go to it. one of the front runser is from milan. after that, the new pope will be expected to celebrate mass with the cardinals in the sistine chapel on the days following the election. an important part of this process. then john, the cardinals go back home. do they go back home to their respective countries and cities with a mandate from the new pope or does that come later? >> they come back with a mandate. they'll be expected to pass along the message he's given. if the pope says i want you to go forth and evangelize and bring more catholics into the flock, that will be the new buzzword. if he says it's time for hugh
hugh mill -- humility, that's what they'll do. >> megyn: speak if you can about the support that the new pope will have. even though he's going to be the leader of the catholic church, he's just a man. and he needs help and assistance and he needs input from others. how does he create that group around him? >> i don't want to compare it but american viewers would understand when a new president is elected, the whole country is behind him. they say you're our new leader. we want to get along. this is a heavenly office but the new pope comes with a tremendous amount of goodwill behind him, from the cardinals, from all the bishops around the world. let us hope from the 1.2 billion catholics but he's got to earn it. that's what the first couple of weeks and months tell us. >> in terms of advice and council he'll lead on bishops
and others within the church, or will it be they take their staff, people they trusted for years and will become the ones with the ear of the new pope. >> a little bit of both but mostly the latter. everyone one of these cardinals have come with staff from the home archdiocese. john paul ii came with a bunch of polish aides. >> look at that. i love the closeups of the balcony windows. we want to peek behind the curtains. you can see some figures moving about behind the curtains. but what we need is for them to open up the doors. we may be pretty close. this is the first time -- a full camera shot. this is the first we've seen something like this. >> let's watch.
new pope is not one of the names we heard much. bergoglio of argentina. shepard smith is live in rome with more on the new pope and his identity. >> he was on our watch list and had been from the beginning. he's a man of the people as our guests here explained. he's a man who rides the bus. he was second, the last time around. that was the belief. and now, now we know. >> they made a serious choice. this man is a man of the people. it means the entire latin american world has a pope that speaks spanish, he rides the bus, a man in solidarity with the poor. >> and ordinary for eastern right faithful in argentina who lack the ordinary of their own right, born december 17, 1936,
making him 76 years old. he was ordained for the jesuits on december 13, 1969, during study as san miguel. was a novice master and taught theology. after completing his dissertation in germany, he served as a spiritual director. in may of '92 he was named -- the long and short of it is they decided to go with a reformer. >> this man is a strong man, his own man. the key thing is he's nobody's puppet. he's not anyone's -- in anyone's pocket. >> the thinking going is they would choose someone of the
curia, of the administration, an insider, or someone from the outside. if those are the two categories, he fits into neither. >> no, he's a saint. he's a holy man. he's a jesuit and this is the first time in centuries -- i don't know that i have to check this, but he's well-educated. he's got a powerful mind and he's a humble and steady man. that's the key thing about him. >> shepard: what does this mean for latin america and for the church in latin america? this is a development for which so many in latin america have prayed. >> this means the entire world can rejoice that the half of the world's catholic population produced a man who will lead the church. who will be peter. this is important to remember, the man has three names. born with his baptismal name,
jorge. then he has to pick a name for pope. we'll hear that in just a moment. he's also going to be peter, the successor of benedict and he will be the successor of peter. >> shepard: cardinal jorge mario bergoglio. of the next pope. >> i was in the press office this afternoon and watched the guys in the italian -- putting up profiles and i saw bergoglio on two screens. >> shepard: there's been speculation and enormous anticipation. i believe hope among so many that the largest percentage of the population within the church today might some day be represented. at long last, they will be. >> this man is a good man. he is not a man who puts on
airs. as i said, he rides the bus. he's an intelligent man. i think it's a wonderful choice. >> shepard: he served as president of the bishop's conference in argentina in 2005. he created -- he was created and proclaimed cardinal by john paul ii. 21st february, 2001. so 12 years. >> yes. the one surprise is he's older, he's 76. but in a way, i think this is a good choice because a younger man wouldn't have the experience. i think they tried to square the circle. instead of leaping to a young man, they went to a holy man who has gone through life, older and more experienced who can be a real father. >> shepard: he was not -- he's not a wealthy man. he grew up as a commoner. >> an ordinary person. but he distinguished himself but his studies. in a sense, he lifted himself by
his own study and virtue to the position he's taking. >> shepard: do you know if he speaks italian? >> sure, excellent italian. >> shepard: given what you know about him, what might you anticipate his demeanor and message would be as the curtains open again and we meet, for the first time, the holy father? >> the serenity of the nicki kne that we always have faith, hope and love. but the greatest of these are love. he'll probably quote st. paul. >> shepard: your estimation of the tens of thousands here today, how many will know who he is when they see him. >> it's a slightly unusual choice. we knew he was one of the candidates in the last papal election. we put him in the second rank this time around because we thought they would go for a younger man. we had all the other candidates
who were younger. but i think they chose a steady man, but i think they really felt the sparkle of this man's heart. i think we're going to find a man with a big heart. >> shepard: i wonder, enormous catholic population in buenos aires. i can't even imagine what it's like there. >> i don't know. buenos aires, i'm sure they're feeling delight and joy. >> shepard: it's now been the better part of an hour and 15 minutes since the smoke rose. i see the curtains moving again. >> there he is. >> here he comes. we'll see him on this feed in just a moment. in just a second you'll see him and away we go. i can't wait to hear his voice. you've heard him speak before. give us an idea of what we can expect. >> i would concentrate on the fact this man is humble but very
intelligent, accomplished, learned man. he understands the world but is humble. he doesn't put himself first. he's a servant. >> the primary objective of the catholic church is to spread the word of god. would you anticipate, given what you know about his health, he would be a pope that would travel a great deal, go back to latin america and try to bring in the faithful? >> well, i'm not sure that the traveling -- look, the curtains are moving now. >> shepard: the vatican tv feed. >> i don't know that they'll send the pope traveling as much as john paul ii. they don't need to do that with the internet. >> shepard: i believe history is upon us. let's listen.
[speaking italian] >> you know that the duty of the conclave was to give rome a bishop. it looks like my brothers, the cardinals, went to find him at the end of the world almost. but here we are. i thank you for your warm welcome. the rome diocese now has its bishop. thank you. first of all, i wish to say a prayer to our pope emeritus, benedict xvi.
>> glory to the father, to the son, and to the holy spirit. and now, let's begin this path, this path of the church of rome, which is the church that presides over the other churches in love. the path of brotherhood of love and of faith and trust. let's always pray for each other. let's pray for the entire world. so that there can be great brotherhood. i wish you all that this path within the